Thursday, July 19, 2012
Forty-three years ago, Neil Armstrong moved slowly down the ladder.  He was in no hurry.  He would be stepping onto a small world that had never been touched by life.  A landscape where no leaf had ever drifted, no insect had ever scurried, where no blade of green had ever waved, where even the raging fury of a thermonuclear blast would sound no louder than a falling snowflake.
Across a vacuum-wide 240,000 miles, billions of eyes were transfixed on black-and-white televisions. They were watching this ghostly figure moving phantomlike, closer and closer, and then, three and a half feet above the moon’s surface, jump off the ladder. Neil Armstrong’s boots hit the moon at 10:56 p.m. ET, July 20, 1969.
(via Neil Armstrong still chooses the moon - Technology & science - Space - NBCNews.com)

Forty-three years ago, Neil Armstrong moved slowly down the ladder.  He was in no hurry.  He would be stepping onto a small world that had never been touched by life.  A landscape where no leaf had ever drifted, no insect had ever scurried, where no blade of green had ever waved, where even the raging fury of a thermonuclear blast would sound no louder than a falling snowflake.

Across a vacuum-wide 240,000 miles, billions of eyes were transfixed on black-and-white televisions. They were watching this ghostly figure moving phantomlike, closer and closer, and then, three and a half feet above the moon’s surface, jump off the ladder. Neil Armstrong’s boots hit the moon at 10:56 p.m. ET, July 20, 1969.

(via Neil Armstrong still chooses the moon - Technology & science - Space - NBCNews.com)






Tuesday, July 17, 2012
NASA astronaut Rex Walheim looks through the hatch of SpaceX’s Dragon capsule at the company’s headquarters in Hawthorne, Calif. The Dragon is one of several U.S.-made spaceships being developed to carry astronauts to the International Space Station in the 20-teens. 
(via Space needs a place on America’s to-do list - Technology & science - Space - NBCNews.com)

NASA astronaut Rex Walheim looks through the hatch of SpaceX’s Dragon capsule at the company’s headquarters in Hawthorne, Calif. The Dragon is one of several U.S.-made spaceships being developed to carry astronauts to the International Space Station in the 20-teens. 

(via Space needs a place on America’s to-do list - Technology & science - Space - NBCNews.com)